Daddy-Long-Legs

Daddy-Long-Legs

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First published in 1912, this classic epistolary novel is a delightful modern fairy tale about a plucky young orphan in search of her destiny. For Jerusha Abbott, life has been anything but easy. Left to be raised in the bleak John Grier Home orphanage by unknown parents, she has no idea what her future holds, but her spirit and cheerful outlook have always kept her going. This resolute hopefulness captures the attention of a mysterious benefactor, a man Jerusha comes to know as Daddy-Long-Legs, who sees in her the potential for greatness as a writer. In return for a college education and generous allowance, Daddy-Long-Legs asks only one thing: that Jerusha write him a letter every month telling of her experiences and thoughts. Thus begins the new life of Jerusha--now Judy--as she explores a world she never dreamed available to her. Through her letters, readers can follow the education and realization of a young woman seeking her place in both school and society, steadfastly refusing to let others decide her fate or fortune, in a charming and witty adventure of both heart and mind.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Open Road Media Young Readers,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781504046251
Characteristics: 1 online resource (77 pages)

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readingfairy
Jun 04, 2018

This is a classic but easy to read -- a very sweet story that I recommend to anyone!
Did you know that Mark Twain was the author's great-uncle?
Also, there is a sequel to this story called "Dear Enemy".

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cardigramma
Aug 25, 2014

Excellent story. Good for any age group.

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EXLIBRES
Jun 04, 2014

It was a joyful read with humor and why I miss snail mail.

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forever_ice17
Apr 16, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. Read it in less than 4 hours. I loved the Mary Pickford silent film based on this book as well.

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zibagallery Jul 08, 2013

zibagallery thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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readingfairy
Jun 04, 2018

18-year-old orphan Jerusha Abbott is sent to college by a mysterious trustee of the John Grier Home (the orphanage). All she has to do is send him a detailed letter once a month telling him about her life and studies. She can never know who he is, and he'll never write back.
But of course . . . stuff happens!

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jane1817
Jun 06, 2014

“The world is full of happiness, and plenty to go round, if you are only willing to take the kind that comes your way.”
― Jean Webster, Daddy-Long-Legs

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